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THE LAST PAPER ROUTE debuting at DCAF August 16th

I made a new comic book with my pals Dave Howlett & Alex Kennedy. We’re debuting it at The Dartmouth Comics Art Festival on August 16th (see for more info). It’s pretty awesome. Check this cover by Kody Peters with logos designed by Matt Dawson & Ryan Wilson:


THE LAST PAPER ROUTE takes place in the 1990s in Harbour City – a town with a rich and mysterious paper-route history going back 100 years. Best friends Mikey and Arv are two up-and-coming paperboys who get promoted to the biggest paper-route in the city. They have no idea what perils and craziness they’ve inherited, but with the help of their boss, the enigmatic and tough-as-nails Mr. Beagles they’re determined to deliver their papers – despite the danger!



RAPPLICABLE SKILLS. The new Wordburglar album.

Rapplicable Skills 2

The new Wordburglar album is RAPPLICABLE SKILLS.

It drops next month.

Featuring 15 brand new Wordburglar tracks with production from Beatmason, Fresh Kils, Ghettosocks, Milk Plus, Peter Project, Savilion and Timbuktu., cuts by DJ Irate, More or Les & Uncle Fes and featuring guest rapping appearances from Chokeules, Ghettosocks, MC Frontalot, MegaRan, More or Les, Savilion, Swamp Thing, SyFy, Timbuktu &, Ultra Magnus. All brought together with incredible original album art by James White of Signal Noise.

Get ready.

Lots more news very soon, but for now if you’re in Toronto or Halifax you need to come to the CD Release Parties…

TORONTO CD RELEASE: Friday August 7 at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas West.

HALIFAX CD RELEASE: Friday August 14 at Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola Street.



Wordburglar LIVE tonight at Feast in the East Toronto.

Feast in the East July 3


Tonight, Friday July 3 in Toronto catch Wordburglar performing at  FEAST IN THE EAST #50 at the Jam Factory, 2 Matilda Street.

Feast in the East is a monthly east end music, food, & installation series. This month features a free Greek dinner by Stephanie Fielding & Heather Rule.

Show starts at 9pm and Wordburglar will be taking the stage at 11.




The Last Paper Route! Coming this Summer.

The Last Paper Route Logo by Matt Dawson

Introducing the logo for The Last Paper Route, designed by megastar Matt Dawson! The Last Paper Route is the new comic book written by yours truly and my super homey Alex Kennedy with incredible art by Dave Howlett and a cover by Mike Holmes! More details soon! And if your local comic shop wants to order copies or buy an ad please email


Excited to announce my new album will be released at two big CD release shows in Toronto & Halifax this August!

FRIDAY AUG 7th in Toronto at The Garrison at 1197 Dundas West

FRIDAY AUG 14th in Halifax at Gus’ Pub at 2605 Agricola

Mark down those dates now, more details and excitement soon!

Thanks for your continued support and I can’t wait for you to hear the new album. I think it’s pretty darn fresh.

Hey gang, lots cooking this month so I just wanted to give you an update on things. I’m hard at work on my new album and I can announce it will be out this summer! More details in the coming weeks, but stay tuned if you like that sort of thing. I’m excited.

Now onto links to cool new stuff!


Hope you’re enjoying the podcasts, as I write this Episode 13 has just dropped with my good pal Sandy Jobin Bevans (you may know him from Deal With It or Officer Palumbo in Harold & Kumar!). It’s a hilarious and insightful conversation and I think you’re gonna dig it. Plus, it features an exclusive new rap from yours truly – check it out here:


Did you know the new Backburner Album ECLIPSE just dropped? There’s a brand new video for the first single “BOTTLE CAPS” directed by our pal Dan Jardine (he did the Drawings with Words video for those of you keeping track). It features a lot of booze and me playing poker against Jango Fett. Check it out:



Also here are my upcoming shows in April! Come join us.

TORONTO – Friday April 10th at Rancho Relaxo, 300 College Street. $5 Rap Show 5^th Anniversary!

TORONTO – Saturday April 18th at SoCap Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue. 8pm sharp showtime!

ST. CATHERINES – Saturday April 25th  In The Soil Festival, Merchant Ale House 98 Saint Paul Street, midnite.
CMW TORONTO – Thursday May 7th at The Hard Luck. 772A Dundas St W, Toronto.


As always if you’ve got a question, looking for albums or want to book a show or appearance drop me a line at


EPISODE 12 of Weekend At Burgie’s is now online.

Burgie’s podcast guest this weekend is longtime collaborator and Backburner Crew / Extremities memeber DJ UNCLE FES. Download it on Itunes, Stitcher or stream now for mad beats, rhymes, knowledge & laughs:

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